The Best Diet for Your Brain

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Candy yams are brain food, did you know that? Yams have amounts of vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial to your brain. Some of which are vitamin B6, that is responsible for the production of neurotransmitters in the brain, dopamine, and serotonin. Altogether, they enhance our brain activities to think clearer, remember facts, regulate moods, and relax.


Yams also contain great amounts of antioxidants that act as guards to our brains; protecting it from cell damage and fighting free radicals that are known to cause brain cells wear and tear. Basically, it eliminates tendencies of memory loss, dementia, and the most common brain problem, Alzheimer’s. Vitamin supplements are not simply enough to guard your brain. Your added nutrition from yams could help build more antioxidant activities in your brain for stronger protection.

Yams, or most popularly known as sweet potatoes, are also rich in fiber, carbohydrates, protein, iron, and calcium. You could buy them in any market which proves how accessible and inexpensive it is. If you live in a place with warm climates, you can even let sweet potatoes grow in your own backyard.

If you are the type who really cannot just chew and consume yams easily, why not include them in your meals? You can try adding herbs and garlic in it and roasting them in oil. Or just mash or steam yams and serve it as a side dish with your entrée. Adding it in your baking is a great idea as well. With a mashed or blended yam, you can mix it in your bread, cakes, or muffins.

Start eating the right food and the necessary ingredient your brain essentially needs. Include yams in your diet and make your brain healthier and happier for a long time.
There are many species of yams including the yam tuber crops grown in many parts of the world.However, sweet potatoes are equally classified as yams and there are many types and species of yams which are also as sweet as yam tubers grown in African continent. You have learned the good news. Eat yam every day for your brain's sake. You can never go wrong!

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com. Rockwell Nutrition is a leading online retailer of Pharmax probiotics.

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